Cheap Thrills: 40 Sporty Cars That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Everybody loves a good time, and when it comes to vehicles, you’re talking about sports cars. They put a premium on power, performance, handling, and smiles per mile. And while they may not be the most practical choice for making a school run or a trip to the shops, they more than make up for that by planting a big grin on your face.

When talking about sports cars, it’s easy to think about high-end, expensive performance machines, but this list proves you don’t have to be a millionaire to have fun on four wheels. All the cars here offer maximum thrills for less than ten-thousand dollars, and that’s a recipe for excitement.

Ford Mustang GT

Photo by Ford
Photo by Ford

The Ford Mustang is at the top of the list of most popular sports cars in America. Low cost, durable, fast, good-looking and with an excellent V8, the Mustang is a great choice for anyone who wants a great all-round sports car.

The 2010 model year Mustangs have started to dip below the ten-thousand-dollar mark and for that, you get a 315-horsepower V8, a five-speed manual transmission and handsome retro-inspired styling. If you happen to be a fan of the older generations of the ‘Stang, then you’re in luck. Thanks to its popularity and massive production numbers, you’ll be spoiled for choice, with older cars priced considerably less than the 2010 Mustang.